Devotion of the Day


And Rachel died…and Israel journeyed.
Genesis 35:19, 21

Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan.
Joshua 1:2

And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.
Matthew 14:12

Jacob buried his beloved Rachel – and journeyed on. When Moses died Joshua took charge and crossed over Jordan. John the Baptist died, and his disciples brought their grief to Jesus.

No matter how deep you loss, how impossible it seems to go on, life is too short to stop by any grave. We must proceed. Loved ones pass away, great leaders die, the prophet is beheaded. But God’s work goes on and we must go on. Those we have lost awhile would not have us settle at their graves. God would have us arise and cross Jordan.

Bring your loss to Jesus, but do not sit up with the past. For He said, “Let the dead bury their dead, but go thou…”

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